The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Examining gender disparities in the classroom

Examining gender disparities in the classroom

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor December 20, 2018

“If someone is taking Honors Physics and Honors Math, and I’m taking AP English and AP Euro, I feel like I’m not challenging myself as much as they are” explains Abby Tutterow ‘20. When asked...

Empowering men

Empowering men

William Lyman, Features Editor December 18, 2018

Often in the era of female empowerment, popular culture forgets about the issues of toxic masculinity that limit self-expression in men and boys. There exists a uniform, an unspoken contract imposed...

Alexis Reaves surveys a town in the Basque Country in France in May during a study abroad trip.

Wrestling with Womanhood

Alexis Reaves and October 3, 2015
Studying abroad for a year in France, Alexis Reeves ponders Simone de Beauvoir's words, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Reeves wonders, "How does one become a woman? I know the expectations. I’ve considered them carefully, though I can’t decide whether to follow them or not."
An illustration of the identities on and off the gender spectrum.

Implementing provisions for gender identity

Brendan Barrow, Contributing Writer September 29, 2015

It’s the beginning of a school year, your teacher is reading off names, and they get yours wrong. And even though you remind them, it persists. If you’re new, many students might get your name wrong,...

Re-examining the gender-neutral bathroom controversy

Annelise Ellingboe, Contributing Writer October 31, 2013

According to sophomore Ellie Walker, “People have a right to pee in peace.” Another anonymous member of the class of ’16 disagreed: “I don’t understand the need for them… If [you’re a boy]...

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